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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «R»:

  1. RAD51 RAD51
    RAD51: An enzyme that coordinates recombination and that is important to the process of error-free DNA repair by recombination....
  2. Radial Radial
    Radial: A word with diverse meanings in medicine and the biomedical sciences: Pertaining to the radius, the smaller bone in the forearm. The radial artery is so named because of its proximity to the radius. Pertaining to the radius of a circle. Spreading from a central point. A radial keratotomy ...
  3. Radial drusen Radial drusen
    Radial drusen: See: Malattia leventinese....
  4. Radial head dislocation Radial head dislocation
    Radial head dislocation: See: Nursemaid's elbow....
  5. Radial head subluxation Radial head subluxation
    Radial head subluxation: See: Nursemaid's elbow....
  6. Radial keratotomy Radial keratotomy
    Radial keratotomy: An eye surgery procedure designed to flatten the cornea, reducing its optical power, to correct nearsightedness (myopia). In the procedure, incisions (cuts) are made in the cornea. The procedure is said to be radial because the incisions resemble the spokes in a bicycle wheel. ...
  7. Radiate Radiate
    Radiate: To spread out from a central area. For example, sciatic pain may radiate outward from the lower back....
  8. Radiation Radiation
    Radiation: 1. Rays of energy. Gamma rays and X-rays are two of the types of energy waves often used in medicine. 2. The use of energy waves to diagnose or treat disease. See also: Irradiation....
  9. Radiation during pregnancy Radiation during pregnancy
    Radiation during pregnancy: See: Prenatal radiation exposure....
  10. Radiation fibrosis Radiation fibrosis
    Radiation fibrosis: Scarring of the lungs from radiation. Radiation fibrosis is a sequel of radiation pneumonitis (inflammation of the lungs due to radiation), as from radiation therapy. Radiation pneumonitis typically occurs after radiation treatments for cancer within the chest or breast and usu...
  11. Radiation menopause Radiation menopause
    Radiation menopause: Menopause induced by radiation. ...
  12. Radiation oncologist Radiation oncologist
    Radiation oncologist: A specialist in the use of radiation therapy as a treatment for cancer....
  13. Radiation oncology Radiation oncology
    Radiation oncology: Also called radiation therapy or radiotherapy, radiation oncology is the use of high-energy rays to damage cancer cells and stop them from growing and dividing. A specialist in radiation therapy is called a radiation oncologist, a radiation therapist or radiotherapist. Like surge...
  14. Radiation pneumonitis Radiation pneumonitis
    Radiation pneumonitis: Inflammation of the lungs as a result of radiation. Although the radiation can be from various sources including accidents, today it is usually from radiation therapy. Radiation pneumonitis typically occurs after radiation treatments for cancers within the chest or breast...
  15. Radiation sickness Radiation sickness
    Radiation sickness: See: Acute radiation syndrome....